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Hiring Millennials: 5 Questions to Ask a Millennial Job Candidate, and the Answers that May Surprise You

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Millennials place different priorities on what they are looking for in a job. And its not always the priorities you would think. They place a high value on professional development opportunities; they want to work for companies with values aligned with their own; they like to be trusted that the work will still get done,… continue reading »

An Embarrassing Millennial Moment for Kronos

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Millennial mishap alert! I was really looking forward to reading a new research report by Kronos, a US-based multi-national workforce management software company, called, “Motivating Millennials, Managing Tomorrow’s Workforce Today”. Researching Millennials is my work, and I collect research reports like I used to collect baseball cards as a kid. So, I’m settling in with… continue reading »

The Millennial Footprint on Media and Entertainment

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Millennial Footprint

Every generation leaves their footprint on media and entertainment, and it looks like the Millennials’ footprint is likely to be a big one. Last week at the ThinkLA conference in Los Angeles, I gave a Presentation on this topic. Attending were over 600 executives in the media and entertainment business. Among this group, there is… continue reading »

New Year’s Resolution for Coaching Millennials

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Coaching to Millennials’ Strengths, Not Weaknesses I’ve always believed that you can get more out of an employee by focusing on their strengths, not harping on their weaknesses. This is particularly true for Millennials. Born between 1982 – 2004, Millennials have been treated ‘special’ by their parents, teachers and coaches for most of their lives…. continue reading »

Top four reasons that Millennials are leaving their “dream jobs”

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Warren Wright is Executive Vice President of LifeCourse Associates, a publishing, speaking, and consulting company built on the generational discoveries of Neil Howe and William Strauss. Warren has spent over twenty-five years in leadership roles at companies that use behavioral sciences, statistics, organizational development, change management, and media to help their clients. Last week I came… continue reading »

5 Terrible Ways to Manage Millennials

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With all the attention on the right way to manage Millennials, I thought I would share some ‘worst practices’ that I have seen in recent months as a way to help managers avoid irreversible errors in managing and coaching Millennials. Turnover remains high with Millennials, but research still suggests that Millennials would rather work for… continue reading »

Quantified Self: A Movement Built by GenXers, Adored by Millennials

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Quantified What? FitBit, Daytum, Mood Panda—you’ll be hearing a lot more about these self-monitoring devices that track your daily experiences in life, measuring everything from heart rate to number of steps taken to sleep patterns. This new biofeedback technology is part of the quantified self movement (also called self-tracking or body hacking) which uses technology… continue reading »

New Poll: Millennials’ Tirade on Transparency

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In last week’s blog post Millennials: Full Disclosure or Bust I reasoned that it was no coincidence that three high profile “data leakers” (Snowden, Manning, Swartz) were all Millennials. Now along comes Pew Research with a new poll working in conjunction with USA Today that clarifies once and for all the dramatic attitudinal differences between… continue reading »

Millennials: Full Disclosure or Bust

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The headlines are awash with emerging details on a 29-year old whistleblower named Edward Snowden, who disclosed classified secrets in order to expose the “surveillance state” of the U.S. government. In his role as an analyst for the National Security Agency (NSA), Snowden had access to classified material on a government program named PRISM that… continue reading »

It’s the Long Weekend: Set Your Millennials Free!

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You will thank me for this advice. It’s Friday of Memorial Day weekend, the official start of the summer.  All those projects that are piling up? They will just have to wait. Just because you, as a Boomer, or an early wave Xer like me, grew up in a “Work Is Life” culture, does not… continue reading »

Coaching is the New Managing For Millennials

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I love Peter Drucker.  The father of modern management always cut through the complexity and got to the heart of that matter. I remember during the weighty assignments in finance and accounting classes while getting my MBA, I’d run across a Drucker quote like, “business has only two functions, marketing and innovation”. This inspired me… continue reading »